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Arthritis and joint pain is a common and treatable condition. In addition, this can be achieved if you receive the advice and treatment options that are correct for you.
Firstly, the foot and leg joints are prone to changes as we age. Specifically with the knee joint most commonly developing problems.
In addition, we use our legs every single day and this means that they’ll eventually develop wear and tear. Also, this is largely the case during intense exercise and physical labour.
‘Arthritis’ is actually an umbrella term for many different inflammatory conditions that affect the joints. Also, this means there can be many different causes and symptoms.
Additionally, age, wear and tear, physical overuse, previous injury, systemic inflammatory conditions and infection of the joints are some of the common causes of arthritis.
See a podiatrist for tailored treatment options.
Correct diagnosis is crucial , to ensure the most suitable treatment is chosen for specific type of arthritis. In addition, the podiatrists at Cheltenham Podiatry have extensive experience in dealing with many different forms of arthritis. This allows for us to accurately formulate a solution that is tailored to your needs.
Knee, ankle and big toe joints are commonly affected. Osteoarthritis on inside of the knee joint, can be caused by inflammation, and ligament damage leading to degeneration of the cartilage. Also, growing evidence suggests that lateral foot wedges can reduce pain in this type of knee arthritis. This is achieved by redirecting forces away from the damaged area.
Arthritis in the foot and lower limb joints can also be alleviated with orthotics or in some cases carbon plates and rocker shoes. Their have been positive results in pain reduction in recent research.
In addition, Cheltenham Podiatry also uses the latest in biological therapies to correct the internal inflammatory environment and strengthen weak ligaments.
Some of our specific therapies include:
Additionally, these therapies are safe, effective and drug-free.
In addition, some injection therapies are performed at Cheltenham Podiatry under the guidance of ultrasound, with research confirming this provides better outcomes.
In addition, Cheltenham Podiatry strives to use treatments that go beyond regular anti-inflammatory medication. Instead, using safe, efficient and advanced methods that take advantage of the body’s natural healing process, as well as its ability to produce natural anti-inflammatory proteins into your joints.
Firstly, with the help of an expert podiatrist, arthritis and joint pain can be managed.
In addition, to make an appointment with a podiatrist, fill in our form below.
Alternatively, you can give us a call on 03 9583 3093.